Today we are beginning the Holy Triduum: three days of intense preparation for Easter, accompanying Jesus in his passion and death.
In Gethsemane on Holy Thursday, Jesus fell on the ground, a position of prayer that expresses obedience to the Father and abandonment in him with complete trust. (Mark 14:35).
In prayer, we too should be able to lay before God our suffering so that he may give us hope, make us feel his closeness, and give us a little light on the path of life. In the prayer of the Our Father, we ask the Lord: “Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Mt 6:10). In Jesus’ prayer to the Father on that night in Gethsemane, the “earth” became “heaven”; the “earth” of his human will, shaken by fear and anguish, was taken up by his divine will in such a way that God’s will was done on earth.
We must learn to entrust ourselves more to divine Providence, to ask God for the strength to come out of ourselves to renew our “yes” to him, to say to him “thy will be done”, and to conform our will to his.